Bloodstone has the colors of the heart chakra while on another level, it helps to cleanse and realign the lower chakras. Bloodstone is known for helping us live in the present moment, which, as its name references, speaks to the life of a woman as she menstruates or gives birth, showing how each of these things require one to live in the present moment. Blood runs through us all, though, so its energy can be beneficial for anyone. According to The Encyclopedia of Crystals, this stone was used in ancient times to help with cleansing the blood. The stone was also believed to be strong enough to break down stone walls.
I have two specimens of Bloodstone in my collection. The above picture is of my Bloodstone pendant. I fell in love with this stone as soon as I saw it, its deep red a splash of color against the dark green swirls. Such intricate designs in a rock!
When using crystals in our lives, or one crosses our path that jumps out at us, they can be used for a specific purpose. Infusing a crystal with an energetic intention is what is meant when someone says they have “programmed” their crystals for this purpose or that. The Bloodstone crystal pendant is one I have programmed to ease my monthly transition into my moon cycle. When I wear it at the right time, I feel a sense of peace and acceptance.
The photos above and below are also Bloodstone (both are the same stone). This crystal jumped out at me at a crystal chop at my local Farmer’s Market. I had never seen a Bloodstone that had these markings on it. It is usually dark green with red spots like the one at the top, but this one was a world unto itself! There is so much to look at – so much intricate detail and array of colors. I could spend hours looking at all of its nuances. I haven’t programmed this stone, but it travels with me quite frequently in my crystal bag.
Bloodstone is a grounding and protective stone, according to The Encyclopedia of Crystals, helping to keep undesirable influences away. Perhaps this stone helps me with this aspect of life, helping me to continue in this happy, content, and amazing time of my life. Either way, I enjoy the presence of its energy in my life.